Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ignore The Police! by Bill Rounds

Ignore The Police! by Bill Rounds:

Ignore The Police: "Free To Leave" Encounters

Police may stop people on the street in what is known as a "consensual" encounter for no reason at all. Police could potentially ask you for a face (or iris) scan during this "consensual" encounter. If you reasonably think you are free to leave you can ignore everything the police are saying and just walk away. (Florida v. Royer; Michigan v. Chesternut). If you aren't sure, or you just want to be polite, one of the best things you can say is "am I free to leave or am I being detained?"

Stopping the encounter as soon as possible before a scan of your face can be required is the best way to prevent a facial scan. If you aren't free to go, you are being detained....................

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